№ 58. Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR)




Today, for the first time this solar minimum, Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) climbed to over 6800. And yet the people sleep. 2011 is coming back. Only this time it won’t be going away, not in our lifetime.



Monitor the level of GCRs at the University of Oulu Cosmic Ray Station in Finland every day



Voyager 2 exits the Heliosphere and GCRs massively increase. This is what we can expect as the sun weakens and the heliosphere shrinks and offers less protection.





The Coming Perfect Storm of Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR)

Galactic cosmic rays are commonly referred to by their initialism GCR. I earnestly suggest you learn about them today. I monitor GCRs on the Oulu Cosmic Ray Station every day. Why?

There is nothing in the whole world, no website, no would-be prophet, no university teacher, no so-called scientist, no computer model, nothing and nobody that can alert you to what is already happening right now more than a GCR monitor because CGRs cause everything that is happening now, from an intense increase in lightning to earthquakes, volcanoes, massive flooding, and tornadoes. This levlof destruction will only get worse with each passing month until the “Day of the Lord” as the Bible calls the coming apocalypse.

GCRs and the related number of spotless days are already approaching the same highs as last solar cycle’s unprecedented solar minimum, only this solar minimum was not supposed to even start for another year and a half. Let me say that again, in case you are reading a little too casually.

GCRs and the related number of spotless days are already approaching the same highs as last solar cycle’s unprecedented solar minimum, only this solar minimum was not supposed to even start for another year and a half.

“Spotless days” refers to sunspots. Keep reading, my friend, because you are reading your own tombstone. Many of you may not remember what happened last time. Weather-related disasters became almost a daily thing. People were starting to wake up from their deep sleep and ask, “What is happening.” But solar minimum passed, things returned to normal, and everyone forgot. It’s like post-Katrina in New Orleans, a town which in the very near future will not exist; the people just forget. Only this time, it does not stop. This time GCRs are going off the scale to levels this planet has not seen for many thousands of years. This time not only does it not stop, it just keeps getting worse. We are already on this roller coaster ride inside a house of horrors. This ends in our destruction.





Why Should I Care about Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR)?

A short answer might be that GCRs can damage or mutate human DNA, but there are more practical reasons why you should care about these highly charged particles passing through your body by the tens of thousands and millions even as you read this page. Before I lunge into a technical discussion of galactic cosmic rays (GCR), first let us consider for a moment what happens when there is a dramatic increase of galactic cosmic ray flux in the inner solar system. There is no more important sign of the end times than the level of GCRs reaching our planet. In fact, I like to think of them as death rays because GCRs are either directly or indirectly responsible for all the following and more:

Few people truly grasp the significance of a massive influx of GCRs in an electromagnetic universe. Worldwide flooding, tornadoes, increased lightning, seismicity, and volcanism are already happening as they did during the last extended solar minimum of Solar Cycle 23. This was when people started to wake up and ask “What is happening to our planet?” There was one major natural disaster after another. Not only are all of these happening again, but this time they will not stop. They will only ever get worse, much worse with each passing month.


This is not prophecy. This is not a prediction. It is not a conspiracy theory either. And it damn sure is not a computer model. These are observational facts. This is happening in the here and now.


December 19, 2018 (msn.com), Record-setting rain this year across the United States
December 19, 2018 (weather.com), Strong Washington State Tornado Caps Year Of Tornado Oddities


From Google News:

Bizarre, High Energy Particles Flying Out of Antarctica’s Ice


There’s something mysterious coming up from the frozen ground in Antarctica, and it could break physics as we know it.

Physicists don’t know what it is exactly. But they do know it’s some sort of cosmic ray — a high-energy particle that’s blasted its way through space, into the Earth, and back out again. But the particles physicists know about — the collection of particles that make up what scientists call the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics — shouldn’t be able to do that. Sure, there are low-energy neutrinos that can pierce through miles upon miles of rock unaffected. But high-energy neutrinos, as well as other high-energy particles, have “large cross-sections.” That means that they’ll almost always crash into something soon after zipping into the Earth and never make it out the other side.

And yet, since March 2016, researchers have been puzzling over two events in Antarctica where cosmic rays did burst out from the Earth, and were detected by NASA’s Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) — a balloon-borne antenna drifting over the southern continent.

ANITA is designed to hunt cosmic rays from outer space, so the high-energy neutrino community was buzzing with excitement when the instrument detected particles that seemed to be blasting up from Earth instead of zooming down from space. Because cosmic rays shouldn’t do that, scientists began to wonder whether these mysterious beams are made of particles never seen before.






What are Galactic Cosmic Rays?

Galactic cosmic rays are highly energetic subatomic particles (sometimes described as “atomic fragments”) that originate outside of our solar system (i.e. they are extrasolar) and travel through the galaxy at nearly the speed of light. The electrons have been stripped away from the atomic nucleus of an galactic cosmic “ray.”  This is a misnomer. They are not rays.


The term ray is a historical accident, as cosmic rays were at first, and wrongly, thought to be mostly electromagnetic radiation… — Wikipedia

The term cosmic rays used by itself is even more muddled. Not only are they high-energy particles, not rays, but “cosmic rays” by itself can refer to solar energetic particles (SEP) released by the Sun. Normally only the term “galactic cosmic rays” is used to make it clear one is speaking of extrasolar cosmic rays. Most GCR are thought to originate from supernova (“exploding stars,” the traditional concept of which is highly suspect) within our galaxy, but there are also extragalactic cosmic rays (very-high-energy particles) and Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.

A HIGHLY TECHNICAL, BUT VERY BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE COMPOSITION OF GALACTIC COSMIC RAYS: Roughly 90% are single, high-energy hydrogen protons. Of the remaining 10% most are alpha particles (helium nuclei, which consist of two protons and two neutrons). These alpha particles are roughly 9% of all of the galactic cosmic rays. The remaining 1% are heavier atomic nuclei such as carbon and iron, known as “high-Z high-energy ions” (HZE ions). So now you know what are galactic cosmic rays.

See also NASA’s Galactic Cosmic Rays in the News.




Cloud Chambers (detecting GCR at home)

Galactic cosmic rays are everywhere. They are passing through you as you read this article. In fact, the first sentence of this YouTube video is, “Every second you are getting bombarded with 10,000 particles from space.” GCR can be easily detected at home using what is called a “cloud chamber.” Here is a short YouTube example of how to make one for yourself:

Being able to see GCR in front of you and realizing they are everywhere is pretty cool and worth your time, especially because they are about to rock your world.





Air Showers

Something spectacular happens when GCR collide with other particles in Earth’s upper atmosphere. It’s called an “air shower.”

An air shower is an extensive (many kilometers wide) cascade of ionized particles and electromagnetic radiation produced in the atmosphere when a primary cosmic ray (i.e. one of extraterrestrial origin) enters the atmosphere. — Wikipedia

Here is a typical artist rendition:


Galactic cosmic rays collide with Earth’s atmosphere

Keep this image of an air shower in mind as we discuss the implications of an ever increasing GCR flux. Galactic cosmic rays are about to go off the charts, and it is very important that you understand why.


A massive solar flare





Closeup picture of a sunspot group

Solar Modulation

Sunspots are what they sound like, dark spots on the surface of the Sun. A group of sunspots is sometimes as large as Jupiter and visible with the naked eye from Earth, though looking directly into the Sun is never a good idea. Whenever I see a closeup picture of a sunspot group, I am reminded of a Van Gogh sunflower painting. Sunspots often erupt in what is called a solar flare. If a solar flare is powerful enough, the ejecta will escape the Sun’s gravity in what is called a coronal mass ejection (CME). To simplify things, you can think of the sunspot as the end of a rifle bore, the solar flare as a muzzle flash. and the CME as the bullet in flight. Not all solar flares produce CMEs. The Sun sometimes shoots blanks.  In this analogy, the bullet is actually hot plasma carried off by the solar wind. This solar wind is what is of interest to us. Strong solar winds of 500 to 800 km/s protect our planet by pushing back GCRs (often referred to as a Forbush decrease) and keeping them from reaching the inner solar system. When there are no sunspots during solar minimums, the solar wind can drop below 300 km/s, too weak to push back GCRs. Consequently they flood the inner solar system.

This inverse relationship between the solar wind and galactic cosmic rays (when one is up, the other is down) is highly predictable. I check the solar wind speed, the number of sunspots, and coronal holes (discussed below) on spaceweather.com versus the level of GCRs at the University of Oulu Cosmic Ray Station in Finland every morning and multiple times throughout the day. I have done this on a daily basis for years now. You should, too. It will help you start to understand what is happening to the planet. After checking these two indicators, I can often guess with reasonable precision the level of earthquake activity. That is a skill I have carefully honed for five years now. Quite frankly, I think I am better at it than some websites that are garnering a lot of attention for their efforts in the same direction.


Solar modulation of GCR flux (inverse relationship)

Wikipedia describes this inverse relationship between sunspots and the level of GCRs as follows:

Cosmic-ray flux

 An overview of the space environment shows the relationship between the solar activity and galactic cosmic rays.

The flux of incoming cosmic rays at the upper atmosphere is dependent on the solar wind, the Earth’s magnetic field, and the energy of the cosmic rays. At distances of ~94 AU from the Sun, the solar wind undergoes a transition, called the termination shock, from supersonic to subsonic speeds. The region between the termination shock and the heliopause acts as a barrier to cosmic rays, decreasing the flux at lower energies (≤ 1 GeV) by about 90%. However, the strength of the solar wind is not constant, and hence it has been observed that cosmic ray flux is correlated with solar activity.

Here it is best to think of the heliosphere as a large balloon. The solar wind inflates this balloon. When the balloon is fully inflated during solar maximums (high sunspot count), the inner solar system is well protected from galactic cosmic rays. When the balloon is partially deflated during solar minimums (low sunspot count), the inner solar system is bombarded with GCRs. During what are called “grand solar minimums” such as the Maunder Minimum at the height of the Little Ice Age, Earth is in trouble. At the very least, we are headed into an extended grand solar minimum. But if I am right about everything I say on this website, specifically that Earth is entering the Age of Aquarius for the first time outside of the protective magnetosphere of Proto-Saturn, the Little Ice Age was a dress rehearsal for what is about to happen.







Record High Galactic Cosmic Rays

Before this solar cycle, NASA was fond of saying the back side of the bell curve we call a solar cycle was highly predictable. And as of this writing, everyone is still saying that solar minimum will not arrive until 2019-2020. This is rubbish. I have been saying since 2013 that by the end of 2017 solar wind would drop below 300 km/s and the Sun would become inactive (no sunspots), and the data supports this view.

Sunspot Number Progression

Solar Cycle 24 is crashing. NASA is already off by a year.  Despite the recent rash of X flares (not unusual during a solar minimum), I think it will continue to crash. The areas shaded in blue in the following chart are the solar maximums for the past five solar cycles. I call them “GCR winters.”

GCR monthly average

GCR Monthly Averages from the University of Oulu Cosmic Ray Station

The last, extended solar minimum broke all records in the level of GCRs. As you can see, comparatively speaking, there was no “GCR winter” this solar cycle. This is a reflection of the weakness of Solar Cycle 24. As of this writing GCRs are stalling at about 6700 as they did last solar cycle. I live on the equator and I can tell you that when the solar wind below 300 km/s and GCRs are above 6500 GCR we routinely cloud over.



In the News

The subject of GCRs merits following it in the news. I will try to post important news here on a regular basis.




March 5, 2018 FROM Space Weather, an AGU Journal

Update on the worsening particle radiation environment observed by CRaTER and implications for future human deep-space exploration

Over the last decade, the solar wind has exhibited low densities and magnetic field strengths, representing anomalous states that have never been observed during the Space Age. As a result of this remarkably weak solar activity, we have also observed the highest fluxes of cosmic rays.

This article suggests a potential of as much as 30% increase in GCR over Solar Cycle 23 maximums, which would put GCRs above 9600 (Oulu Cosmic ray Station). That is way off the charts.


December 21, 2017 FROM watchers.news

Solar activity cycle falls to the bottom 1.5 years earlier than expected

Well, this pains me a little only because I have been predicting it since 2013 and regularly complaining in the media that everyone continued to quote NASA as saying solar minimum would not arrive until 2019-2020. Now that someone with more respectability has been the first to make headlines with this story my prediction will go largely unnoticed. How did I know? The answer to this question is precisely that I understand the role galactic cosmic rays are even now playing (severe winters, extreme rains)  in the coming destruction of the world and I knew, based on everything the ancients are shouting at us, that the Sun is entering a period of profound dormancy. Based on that and the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar extended end date of 2018 as well as Christ Jesus’ predictions for severe winters, I reasoned the Sun would go quiet before the end of this year. It effectively did on November 14, 2017 after 13 spotless days, indicating for the first time in Solar Cycle 24 that there were no sunspots anywhere on the Sun. But clamoring for credit right before the world is destroyed makes little sense. We just watch as things unfold.



December 21, 2017 FROM watchers.news

How cosmic rays produce clouds and influence Earth’s climate



December 19, 2017 FROM spacewether.com

100 DAYS OF SPOTLESSNESS: As of yesterday, Dec. 18th, the sun has been without spots for 100 days in 2017. The last time the sun crossed this threshold was in 2009 (260 spotless days) when the solar cycle was just beginning to rebound from a century-class Solar Minimum. This time we are entering a new Solar Minimum. In 2018 we can expect at least twice as many spotless days (200+) as blank suns once again become the norm.

So why is everyone still following NASA’s lead by claiming that Solar Cycle 24 solar minimum will not arrive until 2019-2020?


Russian Astrophysicist Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov, who is the head of space research for the Pulkovo Observatory at the Russian Academy of Sciences, in a new study, claims the “new Little Ice Age” started at the end of 2015 due to low solar activity, kicking off decades of “deep cooling” in the latter half of the 21st Century.


It isn’t just a lack of sunspots that is causing scientists to worry. Earth is now in a period of increasing incoming galactic cosmic rays – these being a main factor for major volcanic activity. This usually causes an increase global cloud coverage which blocks more sunlight and promotes further cooling. If it becomes colder along with more clouds then the risk is also of greater snow coverage. Such conditions were last seen during the Little Ice Age that ended around 1850, which coincided with the start of the Industrial Revolution. Until the thaw it was so cold England’s Thames river froze at least 23 separate times, with ice skating and “frost fairs” the norm. — SOTT.net  [emphasis added]








Aquarius (water bearer)

Solar Dormancy in the Age of Aquarius

Another term for solar dormancy (or “hibernation,” if you prefer) is “grand solar minimum.” The Little Ice Age is an example of a grand solar minimum, but I think it was just the onset of what will be a full-fledged ice age. For reasons discussed in the next section, unless the dreaded “apocalyptic” arctic methane release happens in time, the coming ice age will be unprecedented in at least the last half a million years (think a violent end to the Holocene epoch). And it does not appear as if it will happen in time. Solar dormancy does not mean a dark or black Sun. This makes John L. Casey’s book on the subject entitled Cold Sun (see YouTube) somewhat misleading. More on him in a moment. But it does mean an extreme drop in temperature, crop losses, and a significant reduction in the “carrying capacity” of Earth. In short, yes, people are going to die.

Gray Stevens, creator of the “Jupiter’s Dance” website (see last section below) has connections at NASA because I distinctly remember him telling me during the last solar maximum that the corona of the Sun was being stripped away (as “filament explosions”) and no one there understood why. Followed by the massive coronal holes we are now experiencing during the subsequent solar minimum, this is clearly the mechanism by which the Sun enters into a prolonged period of dormancy. As soon as these enormous coronal holes started appearing, I wrote a leading scientist who had just published a “peer-reviewed” paper on the subject and suggested that they would continue because coronal holes are an important part of the mechanism by which the Sun becomes dormant. I got no answer.

My principal argument for what is about to happen is that when on the vernal equinox the Sun rises in Aquarius is also when it also becomes dormant for a prolonged period of time. The Little Ice Age was only the start of this. This makes John Casey’s 206 year cycle highly suspect. The actual cycle involved here is our solar system’s binary relationship with the Sirius star system. Life on this planet is much older than we think. The Zodiac is a record of what happens at different periods in our solar system’s 26,000 year binary dance (misnamed the “precession of the equinoxes”) with the Sirius star system. It is notable that the Babylonians referred to the Age of Aquarius as the “Great One.”

What the ancients knew from millennia of direct observations which they encoded into the Zodiac is that when the vernal equinox Sun rises in the constellation of Aquarius (as it does now) the sun becomes dormant. Hence “Aquarius” or the “water bearer.”

Recall the inverse relationship between solar activity and galactic cosmic rays. GCR seed clouds, vastly accelerating the hydrological (or water) cycle. For anyone not distracted by the political circus in the United States, this is already happening. Worldwide flooding is a consequence of the inner solar system being bombarded by GCR. You need only monitor alternative new sources such as SOTT.net (Signs of The Times, scroll down to the section labeled “Earth Changes,” bookmark the page, and monitor this section daily) or  The Watchers to learn what is happening on an almost daily basis. The mainstream media is completely ignoring the worldwide flooding.




Jupiter’s Dance

Jupiter’s Dance and the Missing GCR Connection

There is a little know website that grasps the importance of all this. It baffles me though because the author, Gray Stevens, is a highly intelligent man but completely misses the GCR connection. I strongly encourage you to stop here and explore Gray Steven’s website “Jupiter’s Dance.” Here is the very first sentence on his home page: “Research shows that large earthquakes occur at low sunspot frequencies.”

I remain perplexed that he never made the GCR connection.

I am heavily indebted to this man. Without his work I would have never discovered that the actual unit of time measurement in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is 2160 orbits of Jupiter. The Mayans were right. As Gray Stevens points out during the Little Ice Age (36 orbits of Jupiter or 427 years ago) there were major earthquakes along the Madrid fault in the United States of America. This is about to happen again, and when it does there will be a cascading failure of the locks and dams along the Mississippi River. When this happens, the entire Mississippi River delta, including the city of New Orleans, will be washed out into the Gulf of Mexico. This will be just one of many scenes etched into the memory of mankind in the New World to come.





Galactic Cosmic Rays Cause Lightning

Mary Baker Eddy, in her religious textbook entitled Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, says, “Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe” (p. 313:23-24). I believe this to be true. I believe Matthew 24 is one of the least understood chapters in the entire Bible. It is because of the following verse, more so than any other verse in Matthew 24, that I know Christ Jesus was a man of science.

Matthew 24:27
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

I believe this is a reference to the coming massive increase in galactic cosmic rays (GCR) flux. I seriously doubt anyone has made this connection prior to me. This is always the problem, a failure to realize the “ancients” knew as much or more than us. I have an entire folder full of quotes from well-known writers who proclaim they believe the ancients were more advanced than us but then breakdown at some point and make ridiculous suggestions such as they had no written language. No one really believes there once existed on Earth a people more advanced than us in every conceivable way. Our minds have been trained to think the exact opposite. I doubt seriously though that the ancients used the term galactic cosmic rays (in part because it is a misnomer, they are not rays but highly charged particles), but they did most certainly know that as the Sun grows weak in Aquarius that there is a massive increase in lightning.


Christ Jesus was a man of science. He knew that there would be extreme lightning in the end times.



Extreme thunderstorms such as the one pictured above have become commonplace worldwide. Why? The answer is GCRs. You will not hear about any of this in mainstream media. SOTT.net is doing a great job of following extreme thunderstorms as well as human and animal deaths caused by lightning. Here are some links to recent stories:


West coast of South Island, New Zealand hit by 9000 lightning strikes

More than 120,000 lightning strikes recorded within 12 hours over southeast England and northern France

It has only been in the past five years or so that we made the connection between GCRs and lightning. Here is a chronological sampling of the literature

Cosmic rays illuminate the electric fields that cause lightning
Physics World, 29 April 2015

Cosmic rays reveal the secrets of thunderstorms
Nature, 23 April 2015

Cosmic Rays Could Spark Earth’s Lightning
Live Science, 7 May 2013

Russian researchers find more evidence to support notion that lightning is caused by cosmic rays
phys.org, 6 May 2013

Cosmic rays offer clue to lightning
Physics World, June 5, 2009

Do cosmic rays cause lightning?,
Scientific American, 24 January 2008

As in all things electromagnetic, the Electric Universe team at The Thunderbolts Project™  (in this case “Space news” YouTube videos by Andrew Hall) have advanced this knowledge way beyond what mainstream science thinks. I would skip over these two videos unless you are already knowledgeable about this subject. They are very advanced.

Are you beginning to see the science behind Matthew 24:27? Allow me to reiterate two of my main points: Christ Jesus was a man of science; and Matthew 24 includes some of the most subtle communications in all of the Bible.







Eruption of Mount Pelee July 16, 1902

Electric Earthquakes (“earthquakes in divers places”)

That GCRs cause lightning is now mainstream science. But profoundly more important than lightning is the fact that cutting edge science is awakening to the reality that earthquakes and volcanoes are a kind of underground lightning. Increases on earthquakes and volcanoes can be expected at this time for the same reason we are seeing a huge increase in lightning. If GCRs cause lightning and earthquakes are “underground lightning” then they should both be increasing at this time, along with volcanic activity. All three are in fact at historic highs, and this solar minimum is only getting started. “All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8).

Many sources suggest that this world will end by earthquake, first among them is the so-called “Mayan” calendar which remarkably precisely marked the end of the Modern Maximum, shortly after which an unprecedented galactic cosmic ray flux would begin. So did Mary Baker Eddy, and she was the widow of a high-ranking Freemason. The Book of Revelation says the exact same thing. At times like this I am want to emphasize my profound belief that Revelation was written by the Phrygians, who took control of the church in Rome in order to insert it into the Bible. Perhaps the vial poured “into the air” in the following verses from Revelation is an encoded reference to galactic cosmic rays.

Revelation 16



17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. [emphasis added]

I encourage you to research this subject in depth (no pun intended). Furthermore, I suggest starting with mainstream science, national Geographic article entitled “Bizarre Earthquake Lights Finally Explained” which discusses the work of Friedemann Freund. Wallace Thornhill of the Electric Universe team fame also references the work of Freund, but takes it to a higher level in an article entitled “Electric Earthquakes” on his The Electric Universe website. The Thunderbolts Project™ also has a page entitled Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

Other Resources:

Electricity as the Cause of Earthquakes (historical)

Electricquakes.org “Before Dutchsinse, before SuspiciousObservers, (before Youtube!) there was Electricquakes.org .”

Electrical triggering of earthquakes: results of laboratory experiments at spring-block models by Victor A. Novikov et al. (Russian and Chinese researchers)
For reasons I need to explain on a separate page, I deeply believe in predictive programming. In fact I think it dates back thousands of years and matured from oral storytelling to the stage finally blossoming in Hollywood. This make the reference to “modern science” in the following 1942 Superman animated short entitled “Electric Earthquake” quite interesting, especially in light of the fact that the arrival gates at Denver International Airport are lined with portraits of Native Americans:

Finally, here is a related YouTube video I found most intriguing:





Electric Volcanoes

I strongly believe that after the polar configuration broke apart, that the ancients instantly and clearly perceived that when the Sun becomes dormant this time around the Zodiac, that outside of Proto-Saturn’s protective magnetosphere, we were doomed as a species. Perhaps now the dire predictions in the Bible seem more real to you. They were less “prophesy” and more science.

Finally, there is the work of Andrew Hall of the The Thunderbolts Project™. This is an amazing guy.